Nearly ten months after breaking ground, St. Cloud Regional Medical Center’s expanded emergency department and new main entrance are open to serve patients. The multi-million dollar project, which added more than 14,000-square feet to the hospital, increases capacity to 20 private exam rooms and enhances privacy, comfort, and technology in an emergency department that served more than 26,000 patients last year.
“This expansion will enhance our number one priority- delivering quality care to our patients safely and efficiently,” said Brent Burish, CEO of St. Cloud Regional Medical Center.
Private patient rooms are larger and incorporate new technology. The Department also includes space for a new CT Machine directly within the ED space. The ED continues to be prepared to respond to a wide variety of emergencies with decontamination, isolation rooms and major exam rooms.
“These changes will support our physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals as they care for our growing community,” shared Dr. Marcy Rosenberg, Medical Director for the Emergency Department at St. Cloud Regional Medical Center. “The new design will support a more efficient work environment with new technology and improved workflow, and minimize the time it takes to serve patients.”
St. Cloud Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing quality care in an efficient manner to its emergency department patients. In 2016, the hospital implemented a 30-minute ER service pledge through which it pledgees that a medical professional – a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner – will work diligently to see patients within 30 minutes of their arrival. The hospital has been recognized as an accredited Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology for its commitment to following best practices for emergency cardiac care.
“I’m proud of this milestone for St. Cloud Regional Medical Center,” said Mr. Burish, “St. Cloud Regional Medical Center has a long standing presence in the community, and this expansion is a great accomplishment to improve access to care for our patients that could not have been achieved without the support of the physicians, employees, volunteers and community members.”
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new space is one of the activities planned during the Community Health Fair on Friday, October 26 from 4-7 pm. The ceremony will occur at 5:30pm and the public is invited to attend. Other activities include safe trick-or-treating, music and food. For more information on the event or the services provided by St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, visit StCloudRegional.com